Although anti-social behaviour in The Pinewoods is rare and caused by a minority it is important that issues are reported formally. This will allow authorities to identify any increases in issues and direct any resources needed to intervene as appropriate.
We are therefore asking members and visitors to report any occurrences of:
• vandalism • possible criminal damage • evidence of drug taking • location of fires • large areas of litter
Following the rejection of the recent planning variation for a larger extension to the Harrogate Spring Water bottling plant into Rotary Wood, we can now confirm that the original application is now being reviewed by Harrogate Council. The full plans for the original extension were submitted in May 2020 along with the variation for the larger extension. (As a reminder outline planning for the original extension was approved in May 2017 with a number of strict condition.) We held any decision on those full plans until we knew the outcome of the application for the larger site. However, we now expect the planning committee to be asked to approve the original application over the next few months.
We are grateful to the team at Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds, especially Anna Gugan & Professor Piers M. Forster, for their research into the carbon loss at Rotary Wood.
The report confirms our concern that the mitigation being offered does not equate to land being lost with regards to carbon loss.
You can download a copy of the planners report here.
Leading climate scientist among Harrogate residents opposing plans for a bottling plant on the site of a woodland planted by local children.
Read more in this article in The Independent.
You may have read the recent article in The Harrogate Advertiser that can be found here. It also includes views from Zero Carbon Harrogate, Harrogate Rotary, Harrogate Civics Society and Harrogate Greens
The full Q&A session is also attached.